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Recommended Vacation Rentals in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien

Find your perfect vacation rental in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien: from $129 per night

House Santa Cruz
Jan. 22 - Jan. 29
$1,778 per night
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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HostWell
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House Santa Cruz
Dec. 11 - Dec. 18
$297 per night
House ∙ 3 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
5.0/5.0 "Excellent"
(78 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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Vrbo
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Apartment Santa Cruz
Dec. 18 - Dec. 25
$441 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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TripAdvisor
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House Santa Cruz
Feb. 26 - Mar. 5
-19%
$479
$387 per night
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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RedAwning
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House Santa Cruz
Jan. 15 - Jan. 22
$310 per night
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0/5.0 "Excellent"
(86 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
Free cancellation
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Vrbo
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Apartment Santa Cruz
Nov. 13 - Nov. 20
$347 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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TripAdvisor
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House Santa Cruz
Feb. 26 - Mar. 5
$254 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.2/5.0 "Very good"
(135 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
Free cancellation
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Vrbo
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Private room Santa Cruz
Oct. 30 - Nov. 6
$390 per night
Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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HomeToGo
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Private room Santa Cruz
Oct. 30 - Nov. 6
$102 per night
Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
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Homestay.com
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Vacation rentals with Wi-Fi

House Internet Santa Cruz
Jan. 22 - Jan. 29
$1,779 per night
House ∙ 7 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
Internet
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House Internet Santa Cruz
Feb. 27 - Mar. 6
$410 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.6/5.0 "Outstanding"
(70 ratings)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
Free cancellation
Internet
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House Internet Santa Cruz
Jan. 8 - Jan. 15
-38%
$2,112
$1,309 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
Internet
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NextTrip
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Apartments and vacation rentals with a kitchen

Bungalow Kitchen Santa Cruz
Jan. 8 - Jan. 15
$618 per night
Bungalow ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
Kitchen
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NextTrip
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House Kitchen Santa Cruz
Dec. 18 - Dec. 25
$1,828 per night
House ∙ 8 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
Kitchen
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House Kitchen Santa Cruz
Oct. 23 - Oct. 30
$620 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
Kitchen
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Vacation homes and cottages with a garden

Private room Yard Santa Cruz
Oct. 23 - Oct. 30
$390 per night
Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, California, United States
Yard
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Popular Rental Amenities in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien

  • Internet (740)
  • No smoking (724)
  • TV (664)
  • Air conditioning (542)
  • Wheelchair access (532)
  • Microwave (519)
  • No pets (346)
  • Pool (293)
  • Balcony/Patio (256)
  • Yard (190)
  • Kitchen (133)
  • Fishing (132)

Nearly half of the accommodations provide a pool, which makes Santa Cruz an excellent destination for people looking to spend vacation poolside. Interestingly, our data shows that more hotel rooms offer a pool than motel. Also, they can host 3 vacationers, on average, while motel with pools can welcome an average of 3 people. Among these rentals, 77 of them are situated within 2 kilometres of water.

The Weather in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien

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The above is a climate diagram for Santa Cruz. September is the warmest month of the year in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien with temperatures reaching a maximum average of 25°. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 3° in January. March is the wettest month.

7-Day Weather Forecast in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien

Fri., 22 Oct.

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33 km/h

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Sun, surf and sand await at your Santa Cruz vacation rental

A university town, Santa Cruz is a popular weekend spot with students taking a well-deserved break here, but the laid-back locals also make it a memorable destination. Several nearby beaches have often been referred to as the finest in the Western Hemisphere — how's that for a reason to visit? Book your Santa Cruz vacation rental for a date in paradise!

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How to get to Santa Cruz?

Flying in

Although the nearest major airport to Santa Cruz is in San Jose (SJC), travelers often land at the airports of San Francisco and Oakland. A taxi or rental car is the quickest way to get to your Santa Cruz vacation rental.

Where to find the best food in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien?

Dining out

Santa Cruz offers visitors a range of international cuisines to choose from. While here, profit from the ocean-front restaurants and lounge bars that offer prolific coastal views. Santa Cruz's laid-back vibes are best-experienced at the Asian Rose Cafe which serves vegan, Californian and Sri Lankan cuisine. For Thai-Vietnamese fusion under ambient lamps and shimmery lights, Charlie Hong Kong awaits. El Palomar and Jalapeños Taqueria dish out Mexican staples such as tortillas and tacos with finesse. Or you can pick up Chinese takeaway for later at your Santa Cruz vacation rentals.

For a fun night out, Pacific Avenue in Downtown Santa Cruz is the place to go; this stretch has a number of bars and clubs.

What is the weather like in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien?

A good time to visit

Summer is the undisputed peak season, meaning you'll need to book your Santa Cruz vacation rental well in advance. Winter is a nicer time to visit and have the beach to yourself, as it never really gets cold here. Moreover, you're assured discounts on your Santa Cruz vacation homes, not to mention peace and quiet. The shoulder seasons of spring and autumn when colors change are recommended for nature lovers.

What are the top sights in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien?

Things to do and see

The pedestrian-friendly downtown strip enjoys its proximity to the beach, and is perfect for a family stroll after dusk. Downtown Santa Cruz regales with its people-watching opportunities, restaurants with global cuisine, cool indie shops and clubs. The city's star attraction is the Beach Boardwalk, which is the only original boardwalk amusement park still in use on the West Coast. Municipal Wharf meanwhile is a great viewing point for the sea lions and pelicans. During winter, stop by Steamers Lane and watch the surfers and sea lions doing their bit to impress cheering onlookers.

Popular with tourists, the Mystery Spot is a visual illusion–based attraction that calls itself a 'gravitational anomaly' for the strange phenomena that take place here. See for yourselves and decide! A hike up to the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) will fetch you stunning bay views, redwood forests and the UCSC Arboretum. Rejuvenate at the clothing-optional family spa Kiva Retreat House, and unwind in your Santa Cruz vacation homes.

What are the best places to discover the arts and culture of Santa Cruz?

Art and culture

For a lowdown on the surfing culture from 1885 until the present day, come visit the Surfing Museum. For families, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center beckons with its native aquatic species in glass tanks, the dolphin-sighting area and terrific views of Monterey Bay after dusk.

Classic rock fans should check out the Grateful Dead Exhibit, which comprises an impressive collection of memorabilia and artifacts from the group. Jazz, bluegrass, folk, Celtic and world music enthusiasts should catch a gig at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center.

Where are the unique attractions in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien?

Excursion destinations

The kids will love the Delaveaga Disk Golf Course, which offers free entry and superb views. Next is the oldest state park in California, Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Año Nuevo State Park is home to one of the highest populations of elephant seals. The Natural Bridges State Beach thrills with its monarch butterflies and windsurfing opportunities, while the heavily-forested Henry Cowell State Park boasts the San Lorenzo River that flows through it.

Watersports enthusiasts should definitely indulge in some surfing, sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding in Santa Cruz. Mountain biking is a popular activity in the Santa Cruz mountains — note that some inclines can get steep.

What are the best events and festivals in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien?

Regular events

The Santa Cruz Blues Festival in May attracts crowds from all over the state for its impressive lineup. Every fall, artists open their studios for a few weeks to the general public as part of the 'Open Studios Art Tour'.

Discover all aspects of surf culture at the Santa Cruz Surf Film Festival held each September. Every Sunday, all year round, salsa enthusiasts dance up a storm at the boardwalk with Salsa By The Sea.

It is easy to see how Santa Cruz welcomes those of all tastes and sensibilities. Book your Santa Cruz vacation rental and gear up for a fun vacation.

What are the must-see attractions in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien?

Creating memories in Santa Cruz

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center

Overlooking the ocean, this hyper-modern building houses an exciting interactive marine animal sanctuary. Exploring the exhibits and marine inhabitants is rewarding for the whole family.

Seymour Marine Discovery Center

Make friends with a shark, learn about what scientists do, and enjoy views of the famous Monterey Bay at this center which is part of the University of California.

Mystery Spot

A supposed gravitational anomaly, this area has seen strange things happening ever since there have been people to observe them. Visit for quirky visual illusions and lots of fun.

Santa Cruz Wharf

Head to this lively wharf for great shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. It's also the starting point for various water sports and boat tours.

Natural Bridges State Beach

Monarch butterflies flood this stunning beach from the end of October until January. It's a natural wonder that the family won't forget in a hurry.

What is the typical price of a vacation home in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien?

The starting price for Hotel rooms or House rentals in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien is $129 per night.

What are the most popular vacation home amenities in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien?

The most popular amenities for rentals in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien include vacation homes with internet, TVs, or pools.

How many Hotel rooms and House rentals can I find in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien?

Santa Cruz has 543 Hotel rooms and House rentals available to book.

Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien?

If you're travelling with a dog, over 10% of vacation rentals in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien are pet-friendly.

What's the best month to visit Santa Cruz?

When booking accommodation in Santa Cruz in Kalifornien, remember that the rainiest months are usually March and December, with June often being the sunniest.

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